Islam Vs. The World
Source: Toogood Reports; Published: December 2, 2001;
Author: Alan Caruba
" O sama bin Laden didn't intend to change Islam. He wanted to extend it to the whole of the world while returning it to some mythical golden age. What he has done, however, is roll a live grenade into every mosque everywhere in the world.
He has revealed that Islam is neither a religion of peace, nor tolerance. The deepest motivation of its believers comes less from faith, than from a contempt for all unbelievers that is deeply imbedded in Islam. Islam does not free the believer's soul; it enslaves it, because Islam literally means submission. For those eager for spiritual certainty, Islam provides it and this may account for its success.
This accounts for the vast silence of Islam following the vicious attack suffered by the United States on September 11, 2001. It is the silence of fear. It is the silence of guilt. It is the silence of resentment. It is the silence of hubris. All the major advances of mankind have come from the West. The daily news releases from the Council on American-Islamic Relations begin "In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful..." This is obscene. Their releases obsess about the treatment of a mere handful of Muslims suspected of participating in or planning more evil, many of them here illegally. ......"